The Bonkers, $8.8 Million Bugatti Centodieci Is Finally Here
The first of 10 W16-powered tributes to the Bugatti EB110 has officially been delivered.
The hypercar marque announced that the first of just 10 sold-out Chiron-based rides has been delivered. And while each buyer paid an extraordinary $8.8 million to own one, the recipient of No. 1 was selected because for some serious brand loyalty.
The Centodieci—Italian for 110—is a updated homage to the EB110, the quintessential ’90s supercar that reinvigorated Bugatti and set a course dedicated to creating some of the world’s most extreme automobiles. The owner has an EB110 dressed in Fabrica Blue with Sport Silver rims, so Bugatti applied the same color scheme to the new first-ever Centodieci.
As in the EB110, the Centodieci’s engine—a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16—is located behind transparent glass surface, which poses a technical challenge in managing thermodynamics. The solution comes via a wide air outlet opening, modified air flows, and the implementation of guide flaps around the five circular air inserts to feed the mammoth power unit and its 1,578 horsepower.
These design choices have resulted in the departure of Bugatti’s signature C-line seen in the profile of the Chiron and record-setting one-off La Voiture Noire. Only the aforementioned air inserts interrupt the Centodieci’s front-to-back flow, while the rear is formed into a large ventilation outlet opening highlighted by eight rear lights.
The wing is also permanently mounted in the style of the EB110 Super Sport, and the the curvature of the components have been shaped to appear homogenous in all in all lighting conditions.
Inside are more nods to the Centodieci’s prestigious forebear. The original quilted chessboard-like pattern found on the seats, roof liner, door panels, center console and floormats is elevated here with a bespoke application across the cockpit’s curves and joints that took over 16 weeks to complete.
Who knows what’s in store for the other nine Centodiecis.